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Stories from Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Field school scheduled (06/08/05)
People who desire to explore for local pre-Columbian cultures will soon have an opportunity to do so. The Sanford Museum will be holding an archeological field school from June 13 through 24, conducting excavations at the Crocker Site near Washta. Recorded in the early 1960s, this habitation site has both Late Woodland and Great Oasis components. Surface collections have yielded Lake Benton ware and typical Great Oasis ceramics as well as a variety of stone tools and part of a catlinite pipe...
2005 Cherokee Rodeo a huge hit (06/08/05)
**Barnes/MJM Rodeo, world-class contestants attract record crowds By Paul Struck, Editor The incredible growth and popularity of the annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo could be no more evident than the outstanding success of last week's record-breaking three-day extravaganza here...
Operation Iraqi Children (06/08/05)
(**)Local elementary students do what they can to help children in Iraq By Nancy Nelson Cherokee County adults and children participate in a nationwide program which aims to assist our troops in reaching out to the Iraqi people. Operation Iraqi Children is an organization started by actor, Gary Sinise and author Laura Hillenbrand which enables Americans to send School Supply Kits to Iraqi children...
Mill Creek bridge cleared (06/08/05)
By Ken Ross A planned bridge crossing Mill Creek on Old 21 Road has cleared a hurdle prior to bid letting on Oct. 18, Larry Clark, the Cherokee County engineer, informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The state has given archeological clearance for work on the project. An archeological study is required before construction projects to ensure major artifact sites are damaged. There are federal funds involved in the project which carry some requirements...
The latest chapter in a wonderful story (06/08/05)
By Dan Whitney, Correspondent Erin Evans will always be grateful to those who helped her in her struggle to stay alive. Evans is the 18-year-old daughter of Lynn (Aurelia Class of '82 ) and Midge Evans (Alta Class of '83) of Hartley, and the granddaughter of Dar and Barb Evans of Aurelia...
Brett Barritt Rules as Roosevelt's Reader (06/08/05)
**Reader of the Month By Ron Flewelling In case you hadn't noticed, summer is looming just over the horizon and the 2004-05 school year is rapidly fading away into the history book. Before that final school bell rings, however, there is time for three cheers and one last sizzling spring salute for Brett Barritt as he accepts the nod as Roosevelt's May Reader of the Month...
Basi Biittner: Repeat after me, "I am not a Star Wars..." (06/08/05)
Well, guess what I did recently? Let's see, Sunday was a beautiful sunny day… hmmm. I know, I went to George Lucas' latest multi-billion dollar merchandising kickoff, the last installment of the Star Wars epic -- otherwise known as Part III: Revenge Of The Siths (or ROTS, to use an acronym --not a good acronym, by the way -- maybe George should've thought that title through a little more.)...
Now & Again: Summer sun and fun (06/08/05)
It's official, school is out and kids all over the community are chomping at the bit to get to the pool. This will be the last year they will see the pool in its present condition. My family, both immediate and extended, are big fans of the availability of a pool in our community. ...
Ross Rambles: A partially good idea (06/08/05)
Terry Graybill, county supervisor, refers to a plan in Louisiana that would return a portion of sales taxes back to the county that it was collected from for the sake of economic development. He likes the idea. There can be a good argument made for setting aside part of sales tax for economic development, with an emphasis on developing recreational areas...